Task Force Finds Tuscaloosa Teen with Child Pornography, Marijuana
A 19-year-old in Tuscaloosa has been charged with nearly a dozen felonies after agents of the West Alabama Human Trafficking Task Force allegedly found child pornography on his phone.
Captain Phil Simpson, the commander of the Task Force, said his investigators obtained a search warrant for the Tuscaloosa residence of Trevor Patton Crow, 19, and executed it Tuesday.
Police reportedly found enough marijuana to warrant a felony first-degree possession charge and seized Crow's phone, which was then submitted for forensic analysis.
On the phone, investigators found enough evidence to charge Crow with 10 counts of possession of obscene matter containing visual depiction of persons younger than 17.
More charges are expected to be filed soon, Simpson said.
Crow was placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on a combined $181,000 bond.
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The WAHTTF is one of several multi-agency units in Tuscaloosa County that allows multiple agencies to collaborate on investigations into the most serious crimes committed in the area. Its investigators include officers from the Tuscaloosa Police Department, the Northport Police Department and the University of Alabama Police Department.
Simpson said this investigation was also assisted by the Joint Electronic Crimes Task Force, the Tuscaloosa Cyber Intelligence Unit, the West Alabama Narcotics Task Force and the Alabama Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.